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LWVLC Presents: Talking Trash

LWVLC Presents: Raise the Age

LWVLC Presents: "The Promise of Early Childhood: What Children Need, What Parents Want and the Community's Role in Supporting Them"

LWVLC Presents: The Fight For Women's Rights

LWVLC Presents: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

LWVLC Presents: From Idea to Advocacy

LWVLC Presents: Once You Have Voted

LWVLC Presents: US Customs & Border Protection Today

LWVLC Presents: Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse in Leelanau County

LWVLC Presents: Monthly Meeting September 5, 2018 "Ballot Initiatives Explained"

LWVLC Presents: Monthly Meeting June 6, 2018 "Care For The Planet Because Your Health Depends On It: Health Impacts Of Climate Change And What We Can Do About Them."

LWVLC Presents: Immigration 101 - May 29, 2018

LWVLC Presents: May 2, 2018 Monthly Meeting - Is Our Health Care System Broken?

LWVLC Presents: March 7, 2018 Monthly Meeting - Legalize Equality

LWVLC Presents: February 7, 2018 Monthly Meeting - Is Our Health Care System Broken

LWVLC Presents: January 3, 2018 Monthly Meeting - The Corrosive Effect of Money on Elections

LWVLC Presents: November 29, 2017 Protect our Vote

LWVLC Presents: November 1, 2017 Monthly Meeting The Consequences of Labor Shortage in Leelanau County

LWVLC Presents: October 4, 2017 Monthly Meeting - First Things First: Early Childhood Development

LWVLC September 13, 2017 Monthly Meeting - #@It Happens, Then What?

LWVLC Annual Meeting - May 25, 2017

LWVLC Annual Meeting - May 25, 2017

LWVLC Annual Dinner Meeting and Speaker. ACLU Rana Elmir to Speak at LWVLC Annual Dinner May 25 The League of Women Voters Leelanau County announces its Annual Dinner and Meeting to be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor.

The guest speaker will be deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan Rana Elmir. Her topic is "Where Do We Go From Here? Community or Chaos." Rana Elmir is 10 year veteran at the ACLU of Michigan and is a member of its leadership team. She works in conjunction with the ACLU's legal, legislative and development departments to increase understanding and appreciation of the Bill of Rights. She is a graduate of Wayne State University's Journalism School and the Journalism Institute for Minorities.

The event starts at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm and Ms.Elmir's presentation at 7:00 pm. Cost is $30 per person for dinner and speaker or $15 per person for speaker only. RSVPs are required by May 15, 2017. Payment for the event should be made out to LWVLC and sent to Nancy Duck at P.O. Box 992 Leland, MI 49654. Public is invited.

Outstanding Community Member and Outstanding League Member awards will be presented at the dinner. The LWVLC Annual Member Meeting will follow at 8:15 pm with approval of the 2017-18 budget, election of officer and directors and review of local program studies.

For more information: Call 231-271-5600, visit or follow LWVLC on Facebook at League of Women Voters Leelanau County

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - May 3, 2017 - Age Friendly Leelanau: How Do We Get There?

LWVLC Presents: April 5, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Immigration Challenges in Leelanau County

LWVLC Presents: March 1, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Rehabilitative Alternatives to Jail

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - February 1, 2017

LWVLC Presents: Early Childhood Intervention... A.C.E.'s

November Monthly Meeting. Presentation from LWVLC Early Childhood Needs and Services Committee... On Wednesday, November 2nd at noon at the Leelanau County Government Center the LWV Leelanau County will host a forum entitled Early Childhood Intervention, Resiliency and Good Health with presenter Dr. Mary Beth Hardwicke.

The focus of this forum is how good public policy, as well as our individual efforts, can improve long-term health outcomes for all. Dr, Hardwicke will address the effects of chronic stress and other adverse experiences in early childhood on mental and physical health in subsequent years. The forum highlights the importance of both public policy supporting quality early childhood services and individual efforts to assist families in the prevention of long-term health problems.

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - November 2, 2016

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - November 2, 2016

LWVLC Presents: Civility in Government: How to Talk with People with Whom You Disagree

On Wednesday, October 5th at the Leelanau County Government Center the LWV Leelanau County will hosted a forum entitled Civility in Government: How to Talk with People with Whom You Disagree. This difficulty to communicate inhibits constructive conversations about how to solve problems in our community, state and nation.

Panelists H. Lynn Jondahl, Charles Judson and Rebecca Garland Rogan each have extensive experience working to resolve conflict. They will provide suggestions as to what can be done to reduce polarization and to improve our needed problem solving skills. They will share their experience with bridging divides among elected officials, business organizations, community groups and families.

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - October 5, 2016

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - October 5, 2017

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - October 5, 2017

LWVLC Presents: Microplastics in the Great Lakes - An Opportunity for Stewardship

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County opened it's 2016-2017 season with a presentation by Jeanie Williams on Microplastics in the Great Lakes: An Opportunity for Stewardship. The forum was Wednesday September 7, 2016 at noon in the lower level public meeting room of the Leelanau County Government Center.

Jeanie Williams is the manager of research and education programs at Inland Seas Education Association. She has been teaching science in the outdoors since 1999. She began by teaching marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecology in environmental education settings, and then became a teacher in secondary and college classrooms. She has a BA in biology from Kalamazoo College and an MS in environmental science and secondary education from Antioch University New England.

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - September 7, 2016

LWVLC Monthly Meeting - September 7, 2016

LWVLC Presents: Energy & Natural Resources Committee - Panel Discussion on Food Security

LWVLC Presents: Jack Lessenberry - Michigan in Crisis: How Did We Get Here and How Do We Fix It

LWVLC Presents: Towards an Age Friendly Leelanau

LWVLC Presents: Seasonal Worker Housing For Michigan Agriculture

April 13, 2016 - Seasonal Worker Housing For Michigan Agriculture

The presenters are Connee Canfield, farmer, migrant housing developer and site manager for SunRISE migrant worker apartments in Hartford, MI (; Majed Ghussaini, manager for the Migrant Labor Housing Inspection and Licensing Division, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reporting on updates on licensing rules for Agricultural Labor Camps licensing; and Ginger Bardenhagen, MDARD Regional Migrant Housing Inspector. The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Leelanau County and the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center.

LWVLC Presents: Early Childhood Intervention

LWVLC Presents: Challenges Faced by Leelanau Schools

LWVLC Presents: Are you prepared for an Emergency in Leelanau County

LWVLC Presents: Reforming Money In Politics

LWVLC Presents: The Fate of Our Water - Are We Sunk?

LWVLC Presents - Redistricting In Michigan

LWVLC May 2015 Annual Meeting - Lev Raphael

LWVLC Presents: Pro/Cons on Increase in Sales Tax Forum

LWVLC Presents: Building a Sustainable Planet through Carbon Fee and Dividend Legislation

LWVLC Presents: Public Education: The Future

LWVLC Presents: Public Education: Past & Present

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack

Jack Lessenberry

Dave Barrons

LWVLC Presents Abuse - Nancy Turner, Elizabeth Pine & Cathy Anthofer

LWVLC Presents Justice Marilyn Kelly

LWVLC Presents - The Agricultural Migrant Worker in Leelanau County

LWVLC Presents Community Energy Resilience - Brian Beachamp, Heatherlyn Reamer, Steve Smiley & Stephanie Mills

Dr. Christopher Grobbel